Tenerife: Covid-safe golf destination

One of Europe’s best destinations for golfers, the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife is a safe place to travel to for those planning a golf break. 

With year-round sun, endless accommodation options, fantastic golf courses, and a bunch of brilliant attractions, Tenerife is the perfect place for a golf trip – and it’s open, safe, and ready for you to enjoy.

Travelling to Tenerife

You can visit the Canary Islands as long as you travel from the EU, from a country in the Schengen (free movement) area or from a third country which Spain has agreements with in terms of accepting travellers. These countries are: UK, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Japan and Israel.

Holidaymakers can also travel to the Canary Islands from countries other than those mentioned above as long as they have a vaccination certificate.

What if I’m travelling to Tenerife from a high risk area?

You must fill in and sign the ‘Spanish Health Form‘ before your travel to the Canary Islands. And you’ll get a health check on arrival at the airport in the form of a temperature check and a visual check for symptoms.

Anyone over 12 years of age must also have at least one of the following: a vaccination certificate which proves that the holder has had a vaccine against COVID-19. You must be fully vaccinated and have received your last dose at least 14 days before arrival in Spain.

Certificate indicating the negative result of a COVID-19 Active Infection Diagnostic Test. Antigen tests performed a maximum of 48 hours prior to arrival in Spain will be accepted, as will NAAT tests (PCR, TMA, LAMP) performed a maximum of 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain.

A certificate stating that the holder has recovered from COVID-19, issued at least 11 days after your first positive NAAT (PCR, TMA, LAMP) test. The certificate is valid for 180 days.

What if I travel from a medium or low risk area?

You must fill in and sign the ‘Spanish Health Form’ before your travel. And you’ll get a health check on arrival at the airport in the form of a temperature check and a visual check for symptoms.

What do I need to do to stay in hotels and resorts?

You must meet one of the following requirements: test negative for COVID-19 in the 72 hours before arrival. The tests that are allowed are PCR (RT-PCR for COVID-19), Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA), and Antigen tests.

Passengers who have an official document stating that they have been fully vaccinated within the 12 months prior to their trip or have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or WHO within the past 4 months and at least 15 days prior to the trip.

Passengers with an official medical certificate or public document stating that they have recovered from the disease within the past 6 months. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from these requirements.

Playing golf in Tenerife

Golf courses in Tenerife are open with social distancing and health safety measures in effect. These measures are designed to make playing golf for visitors safe and secure and are followed by all major golf clubs and resorts. These might vary slightly from club to club, so check before attending and while you’re there.

The measures include respecting social distancing at all times and wearing face masks to access the club house. Buggies can be shared using a face mask. Score cards are downloadable from each club’s website. Arrive at the 1st tee no more than 5-10 minutes prior to the reserved tee time.

What restrictions apply in Tenerife?

Masks are no longer legally required outdoors, provided people can keep 1.5 meters apart. But it’s a good idea to always take a mask with you as they’re still required in crowded outdoor spaces, on public transport and in taxis, and in indoor spaces such as restaurants, airports, supermarkets, shops and museums.

Across Spain, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, cultural attractions and museums are open with capacity limits. Amusement and water parks are open with enhanced health and safety protocols. Beaches are open with social distancing guidelines in place.

Find the latest and most updated info about covid on Tenerife and Canary Islands:  www.hellocanaryislands.com/a-safe-destination and www.spth.gob.es

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